Following her instructions, I made my faceted beads, and covered a few of them with gold leaf. This was my first time working with oven-baked clay AND gold leaf, so I learned a few things. For instance, don't laugh too hard with gold leaf flakes sitting in front of you, because, you know, they might become sparkling confetti. The necklace that I liked had deep blue beads, so I used some acrylic paint to cover three beads. I used mod podge to coat the gold leafed and the painted beads. So far so good. Hopefully they the mod podge will be durable enough.
Aren't they pretty!
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